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Cultivate Shalom: A 6-week devotional series that invites you into the joyful wonder of life with God.
Psalm 23 calls us to embrace and participate in the all-encompassing peace and rest of God. How will you respond? How do we experience the goodness of God in the midst of upheaval and unrest? Where is this elusive good life that Jesus promised in John 10:10 when he says, “I have come to give life and give it abundantly.” Sign up here to receive daily devotions beginning October 4th, 2021.
It’s no secret that the Western world is in throes of change. North America is quickly abandoning its Judeo-Christian heritage for secularism. In a blog posting by Dr. John Stackhouse in reference to the 2011 Statistics Canada census data, he makes the following observation. “The tight link between Canada and Christian piety has evaporated as Canadians have raced the Dutch for the fastest deChristianization since the French Revolution… The national story is simply a quiet revolution of slow but sure abandonment of Christian identity by older people and an increasing number of younger people who have never known the inside of a church and are in no hurry to see it.”
How does the church navigate this change? It seems that there are no experts but there are fellow travellers. The answer to the way we navigate the shifting cultural tide is together.
Forge Canada invites you to join a monthly community of fellow leaders to journey with, learn from and process the cultural context we are now a part of.
A Forge Learning Community (FLC) is a monthly priority for missional practitioners and leaders.
What can you expect?
Because we will lean upon each other to grow and learn there are three expectations of those who subscribe to the FLC:
Show up – Once a month for 3 hours commit your time to being with the FLC. Trust can only be built as we are together and to get to the heart of our most pressing challenges will require trust.
Be present – We encourage everyone to come prepared. There may be times when we will discuss articles or books come having read and prepared to dialogue intelligently. There will be times when we carry burdens that distract come prepared to share so we can carry them together.
Engage – Come willing to participate. We might provide the voice of others who have deeper insight or more experienced but every voice is needed to help process what we are hearing and apply it to our own specific contexts.
What’s expected of you? Show up, be present and engage.
What does a Learning Community do?
The short answer is that we learn. Not only by having wise voices speak to us either live or virtually, but also by putting into practice what is being learned and sharing our experiences with each other. We learn by acting and reflecting and the FLC allows a venue to process this learning cycle.
For more information, send us an email.
YOUR KINGDOM COME.
We are convinced that prayer is crucial to our participation with what God is doing across our country. Our desire is to see God continue to lead us towards being a “Faithful Witness” in neighbourhoods across our land.
We want to invite you to participate in our prayer initiative. In order to simplify all of this, we are using the Echo Prayer App. We would invite you to download the app, and then click on feeds, and then search for Forge Canada and click “follow”.
This app will allow us to communicate the needs in seeing more neighbourhood communities of Christians being developed, but also alert you to opportunities to pray for the Forge movement as we speak and teach, train and equip followers of Jesus across the country.
We would welcome your participation in journeying with God in seeing His Kingdom come here in Canada and so invite you to join us.
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